Steelworks Museum

Steelworks Museum, Pueblo: Hours, Address, Steelworks Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Steelworks Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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RickDude
Cedar Hill, TX50 contributions
For decades I have driven by the steel factory when traveling through and thought it was shut down but no it is still in operation. The museum has professionally displayed photos of the history of the plant and people that worked in the plant plus some artifacts. It is right off I-25 and worth the stop if you can take and hour or so.
Written May 26, 2021
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Norton
Colorado Springs, CO116 contributions
I had never heard of this museum before, but once I did I knew that I had to go and visit there. My teenage son and I got a tour by the museum curator who was very nice and very knowable about the collection that was on display. We found the exhibits to be very informative and nicely done. It talked about everything and anything that was related to the steel industry in the area, including their interactions with the town. If you like statistics they even have some brake downs of costs and nationality of their workers which I also found fascinating. The displays were scattered about the old CF&I Medical Dispensary building. You can even request that they play one of their many movies about the subject, all you have to do is ask at the front and see what title(s) you would like to watch. The museum also has the original old turn-styles out in the parking lot where the steel workers would go through to go under the street (now I-25) to get to work. They had an old rail road car outside the back of the building that also had a display in it. They even restored one of the old playground equipment that the workers kids would play on. They have a tiny gift shop that has several books on steel factories, steel makers, coal people, post cards, drinking glasses, etc... They even had a few things for the kids.
Written March 2, 2020
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2sockies
Colorado Springs, CO10 contributions
Friends
Forget anything you thought you knew about "boooorrr-ing man-stuff!" The Steelworks Museum in Pueblo Colorado is anything but! Housed in the old medical building, the displays and docents walk you through an amazing period of Colorado's history. Visitors learn about medical treatments, family and social life, politics, ingenuity and invention, heroes and villains AND, of course, the steel making process from mining rock to finished products. There are continuous-loop old films running, hands-on displays and lots of artifacts from the Pueblo area. There's even an old railroad car that was used as the mill's training ambulance; visitors get to go aboard for a up-close look. The steel mill provides the cohesive basis for the collection, making it very different from the usual assortment of Victorian household goods one often finds in other museums. We've referred friends and they all have been very pleasantly surprised. You will be, too!
Written February 2, 2012
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Greg S
Loveland, CO54 contributions
Couples
The displays and historical information presented were very enlightening as well as educational, from how blast furnaces work to the origins of the raw materials. The stories of the people involved and the hardships they endured should make a person reflect on how easy we really have it today. Take your kids, they need to see this presentation to understand just how easy they have it today.
Written July 8, 2019
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Janet S
Williamsburg, VA1,140 contributions
Couples
We were so looking forward to visiting this site. My husband loves industrial archeology and this seemed like a prime example. We arrived about 9:45 for a 10:00 opening. Since we were early, we decided to run an errand. When we arrived back at 10:10, there was a paper sign taped above the opening hours sign that the museum would not be open today. It was not a pleasant surprise since it was our primary reason for staying in Pueblo that night.

Luckily, the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum was open and we spent the large part of a great day there.
Written May 18, 2014
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BaggageConveyorBelt
Kansas City, MO253 contributions
Friends
Our group only had an hour to spend here; two would have been better.

Our docent gave an interesting, entertaining, and informative presentation about the steel mill across I-25 from the museum.

The collection - housed in the former mill medical building - has an extensive and diverse collection with photographs, artifacts, equipment, and personal items. It does an excellent job of telling the story of steel, the company that built this mill, and the people who worked and lived there. Well-written signs describe and explain everything in easy-to-understand language. My favorite display was a flow chart on the floor that showed the process from the mine to different types of iron and steel to the products this mill produced.

Very well done; very interesting. Worth a visit!
Written July 26, 2019
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Mary W
Denver, CO224 contributions
Couples
This is an informative exhibit and I learned a lot about the steel industry in Colorado from the exhibits.
Oddly the lady at the museum seemed to have a chip on her shoulder and was bent on portraying the steel company in the worst light possible even to the point of misrepresenting the exhibit.
For example she insisted that one picture portrayed child labor when the title said it showed children at a field day. She also insisted that the shifts were 12-hours up to the end , but the whistle on exhibit said there were 3 8-hour shifts.
Written November 13, 2017
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artandroxanne
San Diego, CA387 contributions
Couples
This is fascinating! We spent all day exploring this fascinating place. The buildings are stately and beautiful. Across the highway are the smoke stacks of the original steelworks. Also outside is a restored railroad car called the rescue car. It was used to train personnel what to do in case of disaster. The interior of the car has lovely mahogany wood on much of the interior. Also check out the antique wood-fired stove.
In the main museum, our favorites were the wonderful films. We watched a couple of them and our favorite was the Farmer Brown film. It’s an overview of the steel making process as it used to be and gave us a huge appreciation of the tough men who did the dangerous work all along the way. Amazing what the human body can endure. And the primitive conditions under which they worked.
Also of interest is the medical dispensary and we thank our lucky stars we have modern medicine today. Don’t forget to work the cool nail making machine. Check out the Science Lab and the gift shop, as well.
Written June 16, 2013
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MicciPueblo
Pueblo, CO111 contributions
Family
I always take my out of town family to visit this small but very well done museum. The medical exam rooms and equipment, very well done. The exhibits show family life and steel making over a span of 100 years. The docents are happy to share their knowledge and answer any questions. Be sure to visit the gift shop.
Written April 2, 2013
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Thomas B
Pueblo, CO25 contributions
Couples
A treasure of a small museum, this covers the history of Colorado Fuel and Iron, an industry that dominated Pueblo and the surrounding area. Very informative, and provides lots of detail about the lives of miners and steelworkers, including labor issues over the years. This museum is a MUST SEE!
Written July 2, 2019
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